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July 29, 2014 | NPR · House and Senate negotiators reached a compromise, $17 billion agreement to improve medical care for veterans. The deal comes in the final week before Congress leaves town for a monthlong recess.
 
July 29, 2014 | NPR · Washington Post reporter Liz Sly tells Renee Montagne that U.S. arms may be flowing to moderate Syrian rebels, but the aid seems to be too little too late to affect the course of the civil war.
 
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July 28, 2014 | NPR · The militant group threatens to kill parents who immunize their children. As a result, polio has come roaring back in Pakistan. Eradication now hinges on whether the country can control the virus.
 

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July 28, 2014 | NPR · A new salvo has been fired in the fight over teacher tenure. A group led by former TV anchor Campbell Brown filed a complaint in New York state court, arguing that tenure laws are preventing the state from providing every child with the "sound, basic education" its constitution guarantees.
 
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July 28, 2014 | NPR · Why are so many low-income and minority kids getting second-class educations in the U.S.? That question is at the center of the heated debate about tenure protections and who gets them.
 
July 28, 2014 | NPR · Only one movie in July, Transformers: Age of Extinction, has broken the 100 million mark during its opening weekend. Box office receipts all summer have proven anemic. Paul Dergarabedian, a senior media analyst with RENTRAK, talks to Audie Cornish about the box office slump.
 

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July 26, 2014 | NPR · Hezbollah has been a longtime ally of Hamas, but during this most recent conflict between Israel and Gaza they've taken a sideline role. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the BBC's Kim Ghattas in Beirut.
 

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July 27, 2014 | NPR · Fighting in Ukraine near the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 has international investigators staying away. NPR's Arun Rath talks with OSCE's Michael Bociurkiw about the investigation.
 

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Jul 17, 2014 — Host Jessica Harris speaks with Jake Wood, co-founder of Team Rubicon, a group of veterans turned international first responders. Harris also talks to Skip Bennett, founder of Island Creek Oysters.
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Jul 10, 2014 — Host Jessica Harris speaks with Thomas Keller, founder of the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group. Harris also speaks with Sculptor Andy Goldsworthy.
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Jul 3, 2014 — Host Jessica Harris speaks with Maguy Le Coze, co-founder of the restaurant Le Bernardin. Harris also speaks with Dan Yates, co-founder of Opower, a software company focused on energy efficiency.
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Jun 26, 2014 — Host Jessica Harris speaks with David Kelley, the co-founder of IDEO, a global design firm. Harris also speaks with Jonathan Cedar, co-founder of BioLite.
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Jun 19, 2014 — Jessica Harris speaks with Rodney Brooks, founder of Rethink Robotics, a company that makes robots for the manufacturing industry. Harris also speaks with Netspend founders Betrand and Roy Sosa.
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Jun 12, 2014 — From Scratch Host Jessica Harris speaks with Mark Morris, the founder of the Mark Morris Dance Group. Harris also speaks with Elizabeth Cutler and Julie Rice, co-founders of SoulCycle.
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Jun 5, 2014 — Host Jessica Harris speaks with Rob Kalin, the founder of Etsy, a marketplace for handmade goods. She also speaks with Marc DaCosta, the co-founder of Enigma, a company that analyzes public data.
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May 29, 2014 — Host Jessica Harris speaks with Nolan Bushnell, a video game pioneer and co-founder of Atari. Harris also speaks with Israel Ganot, co-founder of Gazelle, a company that resells used electronics.
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May 22, 2014 — Host Jessica Harris speaks with Daniel Lubetzky, the founder of KIND Healthy Snacks, a natural foods company based in New York. Harris also speaks with Michael Brown, the co-founder of City Year.
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